SIMPLE MACHINES
Grade 4
Objective: Students will investigate and learn about Simple Machines.

5C's
Lesson Information
Compare
1. As a class we watch video clips of simple machines
@ www.neok12.com/Simple-Machines.htm

2. Students use technology to guess every day simple machines found in their home @ www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/index.shtml
Contrast
Using the information above students debate, in groups of three, “What was the most useful simple machine invented? Why?
Conceptualize
Students find an example of how an animal uses a tool. They write an paragraph describing how the animal uses the tool to help meet its needs.
Comprehend
In their journal students will answer the question, “How did the Egyptians build the pyramids?” After they answer the question we will have an open-ended discussion.